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Reg Presley, 71 - lead singer of The Troggs

Died on Feb. 4 after a year long battle with lung cancer - just read in a magazine and hadn't seen it here, can't find a thread.

The Troggs were a forerunner of the 70s heavy metal bands and known best for one (awesome) song almost everyone knows:



http://www.antimusic.com/news/13/Feb...ley_Dies.shtml

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They had a fairly famous ballad, too, and it was a pretty one:


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Died on Feb. 4 after a year long battle with lung cancer - just read in a magazine and hadn't seen it here, can't find a thread.

The Troggs were a forerunner of the 70s heavy metal bands and known best for one (awesome) song almost everyone knows:



http://www.antimusic.com/news/13/Feb...ley_Dies.shtml
I would not call them a forrunner of Heavy Metal--while they had a few heavy songs





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that has to be one of the funnies combos of all time, Troggs, Oliver Reed and Alex HIggins

for those who don't know Higgins, he was to the Snooker world what Reed was to Acting

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They had a fairly famous ballad, too, and it was a pretty one:

Actually, I've heard the song and didn't know it was The Troggs...in fact this sounds slightly different. Did another 60s band cover it and perhaps be more successful with it? EDIT: don't answer, guess not.

Anyway, I might be mixing them up with someone else for influencing heavy metal...looking it up they were apparently more of an influence on garage rock and punk.

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The Troggs are widely seen as a highly influential band whose sound was an inspiration for garage rock and punk rock.[1][2] Influential American critic Lester Bangs "called the band the progenitors of punk", according to NPR.[10] For example, the Troggs influenced artists such as Iggy Pop,[11] and the early version of British pop-punk pioneers Buzzcocks featured "I Can't Control Myself" in their live repertoire. The Ramones are also amongst punk bands who cited the Troggs as an influence. "I Can't Control Myself" is perhaps the most enduring favorite of critics; it continues to be championed for its originality and lasting influence by radio hosts such as "Little" Steven Van Zandt.

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That's too bad. I was actually just about to post a quote from Major League today too.

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